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Rumor: Elder Scrolls Online Pulled From Retail Store in Australia

by on January 9, 2015
 

Rumors that The Elder Scrolls Online will soon go free-to-play keep getting additional fuel. A report says a major Australian retailer is pulling it from its shelves entirely.

EB Games says this move is part of a normal stock recall, but it’s pretty weird to pull an online game that’s still selling and functioning. Kotaku Australia says its sources show that other games being recalled are only having excess stock removed, but everything related to ESO will be completely wiped from the store by Aug. 14.

This is definitely in the rumor category, of course, and so far there’s been no confirmation of any free-to-play move by ZeniMax.

However, evidence seems to be piling up. ZeniMax recently raised eyebrows when it stopped selling six month subscriptions to the MMORPG, and now the only options are 30 and 90 days. That was explained as subscribers preferring shorter subs.

So what do you think? Will you try the game if it goes free-to-play. Discuss in our forum.

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